Garlic fiasco: Four Sathosa officials suspended | Daily News

Garlic fiasco: Four Sathosa officials suspended

Four Sathosa officials have been suspended over the incident of selling two containers with 54,000 kgs of garlic belonging to Lanka Sathosa to a third party without permission.

The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) in a recent raid found that over 50,000 kgs of garlic, issued to Sathosa, had been sold at a cheap price to a businessman in an irregular manner without also accounting for the receipts of about Rs 7.4 million. This illegal transaction had taken place last week.

The Trade Ministry in a press release said Trade Minister Dr.Bandula Gunawardana instructed to suspend the service of the officials who were involved in this transaction. He also instructed the Sathosa Chairman to lodge a complaint with the CID.

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